Air Force Fitness Test
The push-up is the assessment of muscular fitness for the upper body, the shoulders, chest, and triceps. For the assessment, you will have one minute to complete as many push-ups as possible.
As you prepare for this assessment, be sure to wear your standard PT uniform and athletic shoes. Your shirt must not be so loose that the bend at your arm cannot be seen during the push-up.
To begin the push-up assessment, place your hands on the floor or mat, slightly wider than shoulders-width apart with your fingers pointing forward. Start in the up position with your elbows fully extended, and feet no more than 12 inches apart, with your weight supported by your arms and toes.
Keep your back straight at all times, and lower your upper body until your upper arm is at least parallel to the floor. Then return to the up position. This is one repetition.
If your arms do not reach 90-degrees, the push-up will not count. Any resting must be done in the up position. If you need to rest, keep your hands and feet on the floor.
The correct number of push-ups will be counted during the full minute, and will be counted out loud to you. Incorrect push-ups will not be counted. If an incorrect push-up is demonstrated, the examiner will instruct you on how to correct the error.
The total number of correct push-ups in one minute will be recorded as your score.